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beach ceremony

August 12, 2017 10:11:55 pm

Posted in Narragansett, RI, USA
Emptyprofileicon Melody Jackson Wedding date: May 01, 2010 Narragansett, RI, USA

How do you arrange to get married on a beach? Where do you get permission?

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Emptyprofileicon Megan and Craig Wedding date: October 13, 2007

December 28, 2009 6:15:07 pm

We just got a license from the Town of Narr, and that was pretty much good anywhere. The beaches in RI are public property up to the high tide line, so you can get married on them no problem--you just have to be OK with the random public in your ceremony pictures.


Emptyprofileicon Adam Bronkella Wedding date: August 10, 2008

December 28, 2009 7:19:26 pm

You have to get approval from the Park and Recreation board. They don't allow beach weddings from Memorial Day to Labor Day...but they have special permission forms they will mail or fax you if you call their office. Then they review it and give you their answer. I believe you have to specify which beach you want to have it on out of the 4-5 beaches they control.


Emptyprofileicon S R Wedding date: September 26, 2009 Narragansett, RI, USA

December 30, 2009 10:13:05 am

I got married at Scarborough Beach this past Sept. I had to fill out a form through Fishermans State Park Office (they were in charge of Scarborough through the winters) and wait for their approval. We got married on the lawn at the southernmost end of the beach & it was absolutely beautiful (also free, which is a perk!) and it was late Sep so there were no onlookers or beachgoers. The only thing was that I asked the workers at Fishermans State to open the gate 2 hours before my ceremony started and they promised they would but never did (I called to remind them 2 days before the wedding and even the morning of - ugh!) so parking was tough for everyone - especially the limo driver since the gate wasn't open. Let me know if you have any questions..



Emptyprofileicon autumn larcher Wedding date: June 12, 2016 Rhode Island

July 08, 2014 9:40:52 pm

hi , do you know if they allow you to get married in the sand? Or just the grass at scarborough??


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